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by jb
19 Jan 2020, 10:11pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2899

Re: Vanishing Topics?

I looked it up as well - still got it wrong :oops:
by jb
19 Jan 2020, 6:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2899

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Thoughts on internet behaviour: The Selfish Gene is a good book for understanding the behaviour on internet forums or even life in general. At base level we are only interested in one thing, are own survival or at least of our genes. We will kill and eat anything edible including the same species to...
by jb
16 Jan 2020, 12:05am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2899

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Whoops :cry: :D
by jb
15 Jan 2020, 11:48pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2899

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Don't knock it, Wikipedia is a good starting point for looking into something and probably 90% of its content is non controversial.
I use it all the time for technical stuff that I just need background information for.
by jb
15 Jan 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Vanishing Topics?
Replies: 127
Views: 2899

Re: Vanishing Topics?

Well it is the Tea shop...anything goes - within the boundaries of decency.
by jb
14 Jan 2020, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 43
Views: 1668

Re: General degreaser

I think that the post is referring to the actual pins being re-usable as with a rivet extractor/ chain splitter which as far as I was aware stopped at eight speed chain or nine speed with caution.
by jb
14 Jan 2020, 10:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 43
Views: 1668

Re: General degreaser

^ The "Sheldon Shake" (I doubt that he invented it, but that has become the widely used term!) Why not try his ultimate chain cleaning method? :wink: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainclean.html Unfortunately not possible on modern chains as they're not re-rivitable. Best to replace all t...
by jb
14 Jan 2020, 9:05am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: General degreaser
Replies: 43
Views: 1668

Re: General degreaser

Paraffin in a large jam jar, place chain in jar and shake it about then empty through a coffee filter into another jar use for several chains then burn in a paraffin lamp to keep the pipes from freezing in the shed. Leave chain to drip dry then wash in soapy water, dry. and oil. PS don't use the par...
by jb
13 Jan 2020, 3:04pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Entry Level v More advanced bike
Replies: 31
Views: 1105

Re: Entry Level v More advanced bike

So many people these days go straight for the best and therefore never know why the premium bike they bought is any different from a lesser model. And, the law of diminishing returns means you can probably go quite a lot lower than the top end and not notice the difference.
by jb
12 Jan 2020, 8:39pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Garage door security
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Garage door security

Its best not to have anything visible from the outside as this signifies that something of value is inside. The Enfield bolts look okay if the key hole isn't too obvious (or can be covered). Nothing more juicy for a thief than to see a huge padlock in place. A large amount of garages are full of un-...
by jb
12 Jan 2020, 7:19pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles
Replies: 45
Views: 1496

Re: about Father Brown's time travelling bicycles

I'd rather a good plot over good props any day. If a production hasn't the budget to get every rivet right they should endeavour to get it very wrong so that pedantics are too busy choking to make comment on the issue.
by jb
31 Dec 2019, 12:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just how effective really is PlusGas?
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Just how effective really is PlusGas?

We used a variety of anti seize compounds and plus gas did seem to be the best. Though it was always applied from a tin and not a spray. Plusgas isn't anti seize compound. It's a penetrating spray used to free off seized components. Anti seize compounds are things like Coppaslip that are applied to...
by jb
30 Dec 2019, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Just how effective really is PlusGas?
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: Just how effective really is PlusGas?

We used a variety of anti seize compounds and plus gas did seem to be the best. Though it was always applied from a tin and not a spray.
by jb
28 Dec 2019, 2:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability
Replies: 745
Views: 154697

Re: Shimano Alfine 11 - Longer term reliability

There a lot of bits of particles on there ,are they metal filings?

You also need to check for cracks around the gear wheel key, if you can see it without further dismantling they sometimes break at that point.
by jb
17 Dec 2019, 7:05pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: buying a used eBike?
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: buying a used eBike?

The main thing is how old it is, you have to work hard at damaging a battery in 12 - 18 months . We have on old Raleigh Leeds which is about five years old now and been looked after. the batteries probably at 75% so you can comfortably do about 20 miles. Which you might think is abysmal by today's s...